IHE Grant Series - Aligning Grants to the Institution's Strategic Plan
Session 4 of the IHE Starting an Office of Sponsored Research Series

When an organization sets out to develop a new strategic plan, the grant professional can often be left out of important conversations and planning sessions. In this session, participants will discuss the barriers they face to being “at the table” and brainstorm potential solutions. Participants will learn why the staff or contracted grant professional is a valuable member of the organization’s strategic planning team. Participants will also learn how a robust grant development strategy and the organization’s strategic plan go hand-in-hand to propel the organization forward.  

What you will learn:

  • Identification of common barriers against and potential strategies for the grant professional to secure a seat at the strategic planning table
  • Identify strategies to align the grant development program to the organization’s strategic plan
  • Identify strategies to weave current and pending grant projects into a newly developed strategic plan to propel the organization forward


The trainers for these sessions are all credentialed grant professionals (GPCs) who agree to adhere to the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) Code of Ethics and are GPA Approved Trainers. All of the trainings in this series align with the Grant Professionals Certification Institute's competencies and skills

GPCI Competencies and Skills: 2.01-2.08, 7.3

Length: 60 minutes

Course curriculum

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    IHE Grant Series - Aligning Grants to the Institution’s Strategic Plan

    • Welcome: Let's Get Started

    • Video: Aligning Grants to the Institution’s Strategic Plan

    • Session Evaluation

    • Quiz: Aligning Grants to the Institution’s Strategic Plan